Cambodia’s buildings of the future?

Phnom Penh is undeniably Cambodia’s city of two tales. The two news stories (below) were published at about the same time, although in different media outlets. The first story takes on how a commercial, business-owned skyscraper, is doing well or not. The second story is about looking for more funding to erect a new iconic […]

The technology helping Cambodia’s disconnected and hardest to reach

Author’s note: this blog post was first published in ICTWorks.org. In a nation of about 15 million people, Cambodia has over 19 million mobile phone subscribers. In addition, there are only about 3.8 million Internet users. A 2014 report published by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) says that “Mobile phone access is near universal […]

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

[alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”user_album” uid=”106920098056889916254″ ualb=”6000524336534298161″ imgl=”picasa” style=”gallery” row=”4″ grwidth=”800″ grheight=”600″ size=”512″ num=”20″ align=”center” max=”100″] Updated: April 24, 2014 After three weeks of visits, talks, panel discussions, meetings, and lectures in Washington D.C., New York, Georgia, Sacramento, and San Francisco [photo courtesy of Kenton] Updated: March 20, 2014 Washington D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Sacramento, and San […]

A brief visit to Butterfly Work

During my stay in Amsterdam last year, I had a chance to visit Butterfly Work, a do-tank which combines design with finding sustainable answers to international social issues. I took the ferry behind Amsterdam Central station to the NDSM wharf before walking for about 5 minutes to get there. What impressed me is its open […]

A decade as a blogger

First published on Banyan Blog: http://www.banyanblog.com/4/post/2014/02/tharum-bun-32-blogger.html THARUM BUN, 32, BLOGGER Tharum Bun, 32, is an experienced voice in the Cambodian blogosphere and digital media space. Blogging since 2004, he’s been a contributing writer for the Phnom Penh Post, Asian Correspondents, The United Nations’s Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) and Global Voices online. He has worked […]